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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: 12 Easy Changes You Can Make

October 29, 2020

A day doesn’t pass without mention of the environment at the moment, and for good reason. But as stories flood in about the damage done to our natural world, it can be all too easy to take a backseat and think that it’s best left to the experts. The truth is, though, that a huge […]

Ocean Animals Quiz: Can You Classify These Sea Creatures?

October 22, 2020

Whales, sharks, squids, dolphins – the ocean is full of amazing creatures, but do you know what differentiates them all? With so many amazing animals beneath the sea, it can be hard to know what’s what. To help you get to grips with the wonderful creatures which inhabit our seas, rivers, lakes and coasts, we’re […]

What Am I? Guess the Ocean Creatures from These Cryptic Clues

October 14, 2020

Think you know your fish and marine life? Prove your salt when it comes to creatures of the deep with our cryptic clues quiz. Our oceans are teeming with a staggering array of life, from majestic mammals and colourful reef fish to alien-like species scarcely seen by man. Small wonder, then, that they draw such […]

Captive Breeding: What Is It and Why Is It Vital for Conservation?

October 14, 2020

Around the world, many zoos, aquariums and conservation facilities are investing significant time and money into captive breeding – helping to increase and control population numbers of species facing challenges in the wild. The practice can help struggling species to thrive and help increase education and awareness around the challenges faced in the natural world. […]

A Timeline of Ocean Exploration: Great Voyages and Discoveries

October 7, 2020

For centuries, man has been fascinated by the sea, and even today, our oceans continue to hold enduring appeal. Since the Pharaohs of Egypt sat on their princely thrones, humanity has struck out for that watery horizon – venturing to the edges of the map in search of discovery and adventure. While scientists continue to […]

New Species Identified and Named After Iconic Bristol Landmark

April 1, 2020

The zoological team at Bristol Aquarium have identified that the collection’s turbot is a never-before catalogued species. During the current temporary closure at Bristol Aquarium, the zoological team have been spending even more time with the animals than usual and have used their extra time swotting up on their classification and animal ID skills.

Bristol Aquarium Closes Temporarily In Response to COVID-19

March 22, 2020

Bristol Aquarium Closes Temporarily in Response to COVID-19 As a precautionary measure and in an effort to protect the health and safety of staff and visitors, Bristol Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Aquarium will be closed to the public starting 23/03/2020. While there have been […]

Carnivorous Plants: Not dead, just sleeping!

November 26, 2019

Carnivorous Plants: Not dead, just sleeping! Eagle-eyed visitors might have noticed that our tank of carnivorous plants has vanished from our Urban Jungle. Don’t worry – they’re just behind the scenes for their 4 months of winter dormancy. Did you know that many carnivorous plants need a cold winter period to be healthy? This dormancy […]

These Happy Sea Creatures Will Make You Smile

September 9, 2019

All sea creatures are happiest hanging out in their underwater habitats, whether that’s surrounded by coral reef, the ‘rainforest’ of the ocean, or chilling out in the sandy shallows. But the natural world can create some pretty extraordinary moments like a Stingray swimming along with a massive grin.

Bristol Aquarium invites visitors to take stock

January 16, 2019

Our annual stock-take is taking place this weekend (Saturday January 19 to Sunday January 20 2019) with our own version of a ‘fishy census!’ Throughout the weekend, we’re inviting visitors to help spot and record the number of certain species including sharks, rays and seahorses.